A lot of teams with our record a month ago would have packed it in and just played their way through the remaining games.
Give me 24 hours at least to savor this one. We just had a bad road trip. I want to relax a little bit and have a cocktail and then we'll talk about the starting lineup some other day.
He picked up some fouls . . . but that is where he belongs, out there. He worked hard tonight and did a good job.
Steve looked like, I think, the Steve Francis that you guys were used to watching last year and that we anticipate. He was aggressive, he was attacking, he did a good job defensively.
Pierce had a phenomenal game. But other than that, we did a real good job defensively.
I didn't think he was working that hard defensively in the first half, to be honest with you. At halftime, he really turned it around.
It's been the strangest thing I've ever seen. Let's hope we can stay with that trend and run off a few wins in a row here.
I'm embarrassed by our performance. I hope our players are because they should be. The way we played proved we didn't respect the game or the team. We just went through the motions.
You can't spot a team a 20-point lead and expect to win. I'm disappointed in our performance and I'm embarrassed and I hope our players are because they should be.
I feel for Bernie and his team. I hope Wallace is OK. When it rains, it pours.
The moves we have made during the last few days are geared to grow and improve our team. Trevor is a young, athletic small forward, who will fit in defensively with what we are trying to accomplish. I genuinely like Steve as a person and wish him nothing but the best.
The only breaks we get are the injury kind.
I thought (the second half) might have been our best defensive half of the season.
I thought that was a really good win for us tonight. I was really proud of our guys, the way we played in the second half.
We wouldn't stop searching for them if we thought they were still alive. It's tragic but most people would realize that we do have to be realistic.
I thought we didn't have a lot of life. We started the game shooting a lot of jump shots.
I thought we tightened it up a lot in the second half and we only gave up 41. That was the difference in the game. I don't think we were as sharp offensively and defensively to start the game but your going to have that. We'll take the win and move on and see if we can keep it going.
I thought our guys played outstanding. We got contributions from everyone out there tonight. I'm very pleased with the way we played.
I thought our guys played outstanding. I'm very pleased with the way we played. In my heart this is the way I thought we would respond, but you just don't know.
That's part of his learning curve, when he's going against guys like that inside. I thought there were a few where he could have tried to power himself to the basket a little bit more.
I thought the biggest thing was our defense in the fourth quarter. The other big thing was we had only five turnovers in the second half. That was a big problem for us in the first half -- we turned it over too much.
I can't say enough good things about the bench. I thought early in the game we lacked energy. Guys came in and picked it up for us picked up our defensive intensity. It was basically the same thing in the second half. We got good shots and good offensive production from our bench.
Before the game we talked about a total team effort -- getting something from both the starters and reserves -- and I thought we really got that tonight. We had 41 field goals and 24 assists, which is a great percentage and when you're shooting 58 percent, it helps a great deal.
I thought the second unit really gave us a lift defensively. I told the first unit at halftime that I thought it was a sub-par performance defensively and we have to thank the second unit for being in the lead at the half.
I really can't say enough about our second unit. I thought they came in and did a phenomenal job. They changed the whole tempo of the game. We shot an incredible percentage in that second quarter, but that was because we were out in transition most of the quarter.